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Hiv And Tumors

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Brain tumor, HIV status unknown

dear doctor, I am about 2 years over a brain tumor and have recently returned to work. My question is that if I do prove positive, will my employers know, and from your experience how long do brain tumor victims live after surgery if they are hiv...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...HIV positive, there's a good chance that your brain tumor will not come back. Although HIV disease on occasion can make brain tumors a bit more aggressive, often HIV disease has no impact on the tumor. I really can't give you any type of... Read more »

I had a brain tumor. Do I now have HIV?

I have already suffered from a Brain Tumor and have recently wondered if there is anything more to... Read more »

Brain tumor; Is it HIV infection

Dear Doctor, Last July I had an operation for a brain tumor that was called an epilymphocytoma and... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

The Use of Antiretroviral Therapy in Patients Undergoing Treatment for HIV-Related Neoplastic Disease

...infection, the clinical outcomes for persons living with AIDS have improved substantially, and this includes those affected by neoplastic disease. Drawing on this observation, it has generally been thought that HAART should be used as part of the... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

HIV-Related Neoplasia: Advances and Controversies

...becoming HIV-infected seems to be the worse case scenario. In a recent study, those who got KSHV after becoming HIV+ progressed to tumors faster (within 5 years) and had much more aggressive virus than those who contracted HIV after infection... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...Biliary cirrhosis (bile duct damage) Autoimmune liver diseases Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease Hepatic adenomas (liver tumors) Women tend to develop alcohol-related liver disease, particularly cirrhosis (scarring of the liver) and... Read more »
The Well Project


...actually caused by a virus called Kaposi's sarcoma herpes virus (KSHV) or HHV-8. But KS behaves and is treated like a cancerous tumor. HHV-8 is transmitted through sexual contact or blood products. KS has always been less common in women, but is... Read more »
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Teacher faked brain tumor! What if it were HIV?

Posted by bartleby, 2 Replies
...did you guys hear about this woman, a Pennsylvania teacher, who faked having a brain tumor to get off of work. she did it for ten years! and finally admitted to faking. that is such a shameful thing to do. i mean, Read more »


Posted by bar568, 9 Replies
...Hi all. I'm new here-thought I'd tell you a little about myself. I found out I had HIV and a brain tumor within a week. This was back in April. The tumor was cancer-lymphoma. I went through chem and radiation. My last MRI showed Read more »

Liver Tumours?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I posted earlier on my bout with pancreatitis, thanks for all your kind replies. Unfortunately, a tumour or possibly tumours have been found, my lipase/amylase is higher than when I was admitted to hospital, and my liver function Read more »


Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...was a bright young woman whose HIV diagnosis came while she was in a hospital to remove what neurosurgeons thought was a brain tumor. It turned out to be a tuberculosis brain abscess. Once the neurosurgeons discovered she was HIV positive, they... Read more »